mixed (wood, board, paint, varnish, plaster)
12 x 12 inches
Linda Ganjian is a NY-based artist who has shown her work in Bushwick, among other places. She works in a variety of materials, from clay to cement to paper. Her main pursuit has involved making large table-top sculptures comprised of hundreds of miniature forms, that are a reinterpretation of Middle Eastern and American craft traditions (carpets, quilts, calligraphy). Much of her work presents memories and impressions of the urban landscape, the specific history of a site, or a more personal narrative. Her current fascination is with the forms derived from plastic packaging and the distance they travel across the ocean to arrive at our doorstep, satisfying our consumer desires.
Some exhibition highlights include: Depo, Istanbul (2015); Auxiliary Projects (2013); Artspace, New Haven, CT (un(spoken) 2009); National Academy of Design (2008); Socrates Sculpture Park (2007); Queens Museum (2006); Storefront for Art and Architecture (2006); eyewash@Boreas Gallery (2006); the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2004); and Stedelijk museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, Holland (2001).
She has received grants from: the Queens Council on the Arts, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, Artslink and fellowships to: Saltonstall, MacDowell, Millay, and Vermont Studio Center.
She has completed public art commissions for the NYC School Construction Authority and the NYC MTA.
She received her B.A. from Bard College and MFA from Hunter College CUNY.